A small, but impressive selection works of the promissing young photographer/artist RUNE GUNERIUSSEN (Norway). The 15th artist that Manifestamaastricht recently contracted.

Manifestamaastricht will continue working the Arts from its new domestic: Landgoed Maurick Vught (NL).

September 9 trough November 13
Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10 AM to 6 PM
and by appointment: Tel:+31 (0) 653 787 305




Rune Guneriussen, born 1977, in Norway. Education from Surrey Institute of Art & Design in England. Live and work in eastern Norway. Is an artist working in the transition between installation and photography. As a conceptual artist he works site specific primarily in nature, but also with more manmade structures. The isolation of objects are turned in to installations, most of these are not seen by audience, but only photographed. The work on objects such as tables, lamps and chairs started in 2005, and has been photographed on location all over Norway. The objects are implemented mainly in scenes cast in appropriate landscapes, and here they are subject to a certain carachter carefully laying out a story. It is an approach to the balance between nature and culture, but also a multiple reading of stories. On the contrary to many believes the work is made solely on site, and the photographs represents the reality of the installation itself. This makes the work increasingly complex and time-consuming. The photographs has been exhibited in House of Photography in Oslo, The National Annual Autumn Exhibition, Bremen in Germany, National Gallery of Bulgaria, Tallinn and more. His works also includes live installations open for an audience. Most lately this happened for the Nuit Blanche 2009 in Paris with the installation “Don´t leave the lights on”, but also with “An electric field” as his most extensive project done in Norway. As an artist he believes strongly that art itself should be questioning and bewildering as opposed to patronising and restricting. As opposed to the current fashion he does not want to dictate a way to the understanding of his art, but rather indicate a path to understanding a story.

2000 - 2002 BA(hons) Photography, Surrey Institute of Art & Design
1992 - 1996 Eiker College

Solo exhibitions (selected):
2010 Le Radar, Bayeux, France, Les Borealés Festival
2010 Galerie MelanieRio, Nantes, France
2010 Tjuvholmen, Oslo
2010 Turbine Hall, Vestfossen, Norway
2010 The Old HÃ¥ Vicarage, Art Centre, Stavanger, Norway
2009 Galleri Gathe, Bergen, Norway
2009 Working Class Hero, festival artist, Norway
2009 Arena Vestfossen
2008 Galeriia atrium, Talinn, Estland
2008 Arena Vestfossen
2007 House of Photography, Oslo
2007 Arena Vestfossen
2006 Moksha, Drammen
2006 Arena Vestfossen 
2004 Shoddyhuset, Vestfossen

Selected publications:
Dagens Næringsliv, August 2007
Cheese Magazine, Tallinn, June 2008
Drammens Tidende, 2008
Activia Magazine, Italy, January 2009
Frame, Russian, February 2009
Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation(NRK), TV, 2009
Mylife, Germany, October 2009
Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation, Radio, 2009
Le Monde, France, October 2009
Telerama, France, October 2009
Stavanger Aftenblad, February 2010
Beaux Arts, France, October 2010
The acquintance with the night, Feature Docmentary, Canada, 2010
France Television 3, France, October 2010

Manifestamaastricht will continue working the Arts from its new domestic: Landgoed Maurick Vught (NL)